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Rattys Lane Planning Inquiry - hearings adjourned

Posted by hertswow on August 4, 2018 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (2)

The hearings of the Planning Inquiry for an incinerator plant for residual waset to be built in Hoddesdon were adjourned yesterday so that the Inspector can prepare her report to the Secretary of State. The hearings are "adjourned" rather than "ended" since it's possible that the Inspector will re-convene them on issues emerging or external matters arising. We do not have a view of what the Inspector will recommend nor what the Secretary of State will decide. However you are welcome to ask us...

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BBC Radio 4 - Recycling - LGA, Veolia, BPF & Eunomia, 4 August 2018

Posted by hertswow on August 4, 2018 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

A 10-minute item was broadcast in BBC 4's Today programme on 4th August 2018.

The item is now available for listening via the BBC's Radio iPlayer: https://deref-gmx.co.uk/mail/client/ULqOqbxIq6I/dereferrer/?redirectUrl=https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bd6jj3" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">link

Below is a gist and timings. and timings. Please refer to the recording for the precise wording in context.


The Local Government Association

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Revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)

Posted by hertswow on August 4, 2018 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

On 24th July 2018 the UK Government published a revised version of the central framework for land use planning in England, the Revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). (source)

This is variously referred to as RNPPF, NPPF2 of NPPF 2018. Its policies have immediate effect for determining planning applications and appeals . However for plannning purposes, it i...

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VES Hoddesdon - Notice of Draft Environmental Permit

Posted by hertswow on August 2, 2018 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)


Notice - draft Environmental Permit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/en11-0rf-veolia-es-hertfordshire-limited-environmental-permit-draft-decision-advertisement/en11-0rf-veolia-es-hertfordshire-limited-environmental-permit-draft-decision-advertisement" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">link

EN11 0RF, Veolia ES Hertfordshire Limited: environmental permit draft decision advertisement


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Herts CC / Veolia ES Planning Inquiry

Posted by hertswow on July 26, 2018 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

The hearings of the Planning Inquiry for an incinerator plant at Hoddesdon to burn all of hertfordshire's residual waste have been extended by one day to conclude on Friday 3rd August 2018. Timetable: v.14

NOTES: The times given below take account of a programme update at end Thursday 26th July. Please che...

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National Infrastructure Assessment

Posted by hertswow on July 10, 2018 at 3:35 AM Comments comments (1)

National Infrastructure Commission | National Infrastructure Assessment, July 2018

Quotes about renewable energy and waste reduction

"Cutting waste – that new national rules for what can and cannot be recycled be introduced, with restrictions on the hardest-to-recycle plastics, aimed at increasing rates and reducing the amount of plastics going to incinerators. This would also mean that all food waste is separated making it available to c...

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Chiltern Green Energy Park

Posted by hertswow on June 16, 2018 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (3)

This is a new proposal for a merchant facility including a waste incinerator to burn refuse derived fuel (RDF) at Chiltern Green, New Mill End, Bedfordshire between Luton and Hertfordshire's western border.

Emsrayne Renewable Energy Ltd: "... a Central Bedfordshire company specialising in providing green energy solutions for the local community and beyond. With two successful solar farms, and plans to expand into other forms of environmentally friendly energy, ..."*


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China's waste import ban

Posted by hertswow on June 4, 2018 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (0)

The Environment Agency’s Assessment of the China Waste Import Ban and the resultant local issues

"China has recently introduced a ban and restrictions on the import of foreign waste for recycling. The measures have been introduced in a bid to improve their poor local environment in a campaign against what China calls 'foreign garbage. ..."

Available to download:


UK will vote in favour of EU Circular Economy Package

Posted by hertswow on March 31, 2018 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

"UK Will Vote in Favour of EU Circular Economy Package https://ciwm-journal.co.uk/uk-will-vote-in-favour-of-eu-circular-economy-package/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">link

CIWM Journal Online, posted on 23 March 2018 by Darrel Moore


"... The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) confirmed that it has written to inform Parliament the UK will vote in favour of the CEP when it comes to the Council. The EU’s CEP will ...

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Incinerator proposal for Waterbeach near to Cambridge

Posted by hertswow on March 31, 2018 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

This is about the expanding waste treatment facilities to the north of the village of Waterbeach which is a few miles north-east of Cambridge.

In 2010 the waste management company AmeyCespa acquired the Donarbon company that operated a Mechanical Biological Treatment facility. The Dunarbon operation was based on a 28 year waste management PFI contract with Cambridgeshire County Council.

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